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SBI PO Exam 2016 Syllabus

SBI PO Exam 2016 Syllabus

It is de rigueur to know everything about the syllabus of SBI PO Exam 2016 and all the important topics that might be asked in the exam so that you are completely prepared to take this exam.

The table given below on SBI PO preliminary Exam is to explain aspects of this examination.

Exam Name

SBI PO preliminary Exam

Exam type

Online

Total Sections

3

Time allotted

60 minutes

Marking Scheme

Negative Marking; 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer

Total Questions

100

 Here are the details on each section that is asked in SBI PO Preliminary Exam:

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

English Language

30

30

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

The given below table on SBI PO Main Exam is to explain aspects of this examination.

Exam Name

SBI PO Main Exam

Exam type

Online

Total Sections

6

Time allotted

3 Hours

Marking Scheme

Negative Marking; 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer

Total Questions

203

Here are the details on each section that is asked in SBI PO Main Exam:

S. No.

Section asked

Total Questions asked

Total Marks allotted

Exam Duration

1.

Reasoning

50

50

      2 hours

2.

English Language

40

40

3.

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

4.

General Awareness (Reference to Banking Domain)

40

40

5.

Computer Knowledge

20

20

TOTAL

200

200

6.

Descriptive Test

3

50

1 Hour

Major SBI PO Exam 2016 topics to focus on are given below in the table:

Sections asked

Topics to Focus On

English Language

SBI PO English Topics to focus on:

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Comprehensions
  • Unseen passages
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions
  • Passage completion
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Sentence correction
  • Spelling,
  • Problems on English Grammar
  •  Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Words and Meanings; this includes foreign Language words

Quantitative Aptitude

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Topics to focus on:

  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Chain Rule
  • Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Data Integration
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation

General Awareness focusing on the Banking Domain

SBI PO General Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Commonly asked General knowledge Questions
  • National and international of Current Events
  • Banking Terms, rules and terminologies
  • News on Reserve Bank Of India
  • Latest released plans and policies for banking domain
  • Indian Budget especially Union and Railway Budget
  • Current research and discoveries
  • Books and Authors
  • Worldwide Famous Awards
  • Renowned Personalities
  • News on Indian Defense services
  • Sports
  • Marketing terms and concepts 
  • Financial Awareness
  • Indian Economy
  • Marketing Management strategies
  • Marketing Policies
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Life Cycle of a product
  • Marketing Legal terms and definitions

Reasoning Ability

SBI PO Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning Topics to focus on:

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision making
  • Statement reasoning
  • Analogy,
  • Series completion
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Statement and Argument
  •  Judgment Formation
  •  Number Puzzles
  • Odd one out

Computer Knowledge

SBI PO Computer Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Concepts on Operating System and its configurations
  • Computer Hardware and Software Terminologies
  • Commonly used computer Shortcuts
  • Questions on MS Office that includes MS word, Excel, Power Point, and Access
  • Basic knowledge of Internet & Networks
  • Security Systems Concepts
  • Knowledge about Latest Technologies
  • Information and technology related concepts

Descriptive Section 

SBI PO Descriptive Section demands focus on below mentioned things:   

  • Essay Writing
  • Formal Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Precise Writing
  • Comprehensions and giving summary for the same

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